Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
IBM Sets Tera-scale Machine Learning Benchmark Record with POWER9 and GPUs
Panasonic's Technics Organizes First Full Turntable Orchestra
Samsung Introduces 8TB PM883 SATA SSD For Datacenters
AMD Announces Real-Time Ray Tracing For ProRender Rendering Engine and Radeon GPU Profiler 1.2
Microsoft Promises to Make Windows 10 Update Faster to Install
BlackBerry and Microsoft Partner to Secure Mobile Workforce
Facebook is Testing New Tools for Creators
Google Introduces Google Play Instant
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Compute...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, March 11, 2010
Computer Storage Market Returns to Growth in 2010

After suffering a decline 2009, global revenue from shipments of Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) and Optical Disk Drives (ODDs) used in computers is expected to grow in 2010 as PC shipments rise on the strength of the economic recovery, according to iSuppli Corp.

Worldwide revenue from shipments of HDDs used in computer applications is expected to amount to $27.7 billion in 2010, up 18.4 percent from $23.4 billion in 2009.Computer-oriented ODD revenue will increase to $14.8 billion in 2010, up 7.6 percent from $13.7 billion in 2009. In comparison, computer-oriented HDD revenue declined by 11.7 percent in 2009, while that of ODD decreased by 6.3 percent.

"The 2010 economic recovery will bring rising sales of PCs," said Fang Zhang, analyst for storage systems at iSuppli. "The notebook sector is expected to be particularly strong, with shipments outgrowing those of desktops. This will drive the robust increase in HDD shipments."

Other factors contributing to the rise in demand in 2010 include new server purchases and the migration to 2.5-inch HDDs in data centers to achieve cost reductions. Furthermore, the adoption of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system by the enterprise business segment is helping to propel PC sales. Shipments also are continuing to rise for external drives used for the storage of gaming, music and movies.

iSuppli expects HDD revenue for computers in the first quarter of 2010 to decrease slightly to $6.6 billion, down from $6.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009, reflecting the normal seasonal slowdown. However, HDD revenue is set to recover to the fourth-quarter 2009 level by the second quarter of 2010.

The computer-oriented ODD market, on the other hand, won?t recover to its fourth quarter of 2009 revenue level of $4.1 billion during any single quarter of 2010. However, the market will grow on an annual basis in 2010.

Furthermore, beginning in the fourth quarter, ODD revenue will gradually rise as demand increases for gaming, movies and high-quality sound systems.

AMD Open Physics Initiative Expands Ecosystem with Free DMM for Game Production and Updated version of Bullet Physics        All News        WD Introduces New My Passport External Drives
CD Digital Card Offers CopyBlock Protection For DVDs     Optical Storage News      I-O Data Ships The BRD-SH12B 12x Blu-ray Burner in Japan

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Toshiba Reveals Fresh Canvio Portable Hard Drive Models
Seagate Showcases New Mobile Data Storage Solutions at CES 2018
Showa Denko Starts Shipment of 3.5-Inch 1.5 TB HD Media
Seagate Guardian Series Now Includes 12TB Drives for NAS and Desktops
Western Digital Ships 12TB WD Gold Hard Drives
Sony Releases Enhanced Hard Disk Drives For Professionals
Western Digital Expands NAS-Optimized Hard Drive Offerings to 10TB With Helium-Based WD Red and WD Red Pro Hard Drives
Western Digital Ships Fourth-Generation Ultrastar He12 12TB Hard Drive
Western Digital Adds 10TB Model To Purple Surveillance-class Hard Drives
Toshiba Announces First MN Series HDDs
Seagate On Track To Deliver 20TB Hard Drives By 2020
Hitachi Hard Drives Remain The Most Reliable, Report Found

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .